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Lou Pitschmann bookmark collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 565 large
The Lou Pitschmann bookmark collection is a vast collection of primarily bookmarks, primarily from the 1980s-early 2000s. Some stand out bookmarks include items made from woods and leather, bookmarks featuring fragments of the Berlin Wall, with topics ranging from promotional bookmarks on new books, literacy, libraries and library services/vendors, book stores, and feature comics characters, animals, and literary personalities.


  • 1890 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Librarian Dr. Lou Pitschmann accumulated an impressive collection of bookmarks over a span of several decades. In addition to collecting them through his library work venues, he also received many bookmarks from Smithsonian Rare Book librarian and friend Ellen Wells.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Lou Pitschmann in 2016.


Finding Aid for the Lou Pitschmann bookmark collection
Lydia Tang
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA